Recognition for Lifelong Learning

In AGD, continued learning persists even after members have earned Mastership. AGD Masters can continue demonstrating their commitment to lifelong learning and service to the community and/or organized dentistry by earning Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR). Here’s how you can apply for LLSR.

LLSR Requirements

To be eligible for LLSR, you must complete the following requirements:

  • Maintain current AGD membership for three continuous year by Dec. 31 of the year in which the application is received
  • Be an AGD Master
  • Earn a minimum of 500 CE hours after receiving the Mastership Award, 150 of which must be participation hours. Hours must be earned in at least eight of the 17 recognized clinical subject areas.
  • Accumulate 100 service points in any combination of dental-related community/volunteer service and/or service to organized dentistry; only those services performed since the date Mastership was received or since a previous LLSR was received are eligible

LLSR recipients are invited, but not required, to participate in the Convocation Ceremony the year they are approved to receive the recognition.  If attending the Convocation Ceremony, recipients can register to receive complimentary general meeting registration and a complimentary ticket to the Convocation Celebration.

For more information, download the LLSR Guidelines.

Apply for LLSR in AGD

To receive LLSR, you must submit the following to AGD:

  • A LLSR Application
  • Written verification of your volunteer activities; use the Volunteer Service Verification Form to document your volunteer activities
  • A current AGD transcript
  • The required fee of $770

Applications are reviewed by AGD’s Council on Dental Education on a quarterly basis. Applications must be submitted by Dec. 31 to be considered for the class immediately following the application deadline.

Apply for LLSR

Find CE

Search the AGD’s Member-only CE Directory to find courses that will help you meet the Mastership Award Requirements.  You can also find AGD PACE-Approved CE organizations in your state and contact them direct for information about their upcoming courses.

CE Directory

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